Posts Tagged ‘George Soros’

Things More Worrisome than AGW: Soros Warns of Violent Riots In America, Financial Collapse, Government Clampdown

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Source:  Wealth Wire

Warnings: George Soros said he'd rather survive than stay rich as the world faces an 'evil' period and Europe fights a 'descent into chaos and conflict'

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UK Mail Online

‘There will be riots on streets of America’: George Soros predicts class war in U.S. as euro triggers collapse of global economy

  • Billionaire New York investor warns of impending economic meltdown
  • Backs euro and buys Italian bonds from Jon Corzine’s failed MF Global
  • Warns it’s ‘difficult to know right decisions to make’ after boom years
  • Supports Occupy Wall Street, Democrats and Obama re-election efforts

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From time to time we get a peek inside the mind of a true insider. George Soros knows a thing or two about destabilization and far from equilibrium situations. He’s been on the giving and receiving ends of both. From surviving the Nazi occupation of Hungary during World War II, to single handily crashing the currencies of entire nations, the experience he brings to the table should not be ignored.

With his deep connections in economic and political circles, if there’s anyone who knows what’s coming next, it’s Soros.

In his book The Crash of 2008 and What It Means Soros warned that no matter what governments did, there was no way out of the trap in which the world – namely The United States – finds itself:

“So what does the end of an era really mean? I contend that it means the end of a long period of relative stability based on the United States as the dominant power and the dollar as the main international reserve currency. I foresee a period of political and financial instability, hopefully to be followed by the emergence of a new world order.(more…)

Obama’s Exclusive George Soros Waivers

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Source: Townhall

“Millionaires and billionaires,” President Obama says derisively, must make more “sacrifices” and live by the same rules the rest of America lives by. But there are seven little words that will never appear on the White House teleprompter: “And that means you, too, George Soros.”

For all his (and his wife’s) bashing of greedy Wall Street hedge-fund managers, Obama has shown nothing but love to the world’s most famous hedge-fund mogul. The feeling is mutual and deep(-pocketed).

Soros and his family shelled out $250,000 for Obama’s inauguration, $60,000 in direct campaign contributions and untold millions more to liberal activist groups pushing the White House agenda. While the class warrior-in-chief assails conniving financiers who exploit loopholes and corporate titans who imperil the planet, he lets the Soros exemptions to his attack-the-rich rules slide like butter on a hot plate. (more…)

Opinion: What in the world is going on?

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Source: S&A Digest

by Porter Stansberry

Opinion

Last week, I looked around and saw paper flying everywhere.

This week, a look at the world’s financial news reveals all manner of financial and economic destruction, some of it benign, some of it malignant…

In the benign camp, we find the latest victim of the creative destruction of capitalism: Borders Group, the bookstore chain founded in 1971. Nobody wants to buy the company. Nobody wants to invest in turning around a bookstore chain. So Borders is liquidating.

Borders says it could start liquidating its remaining 399 stores as early as this Friday. It’s expected to be gone by September. (more…)

What price the Parthenon?

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Source: SPPI Blog

by Dennis Ambler

The Euro, the creation of a European monetary union, was always to be a tool for moving the countries of the EU towards a closer political union, and ultimately an EU state, to take its place in the UN system, as a regional member of a global government. The EU unelected Socialist Commissars were so desperate for this to happen, that the stringent rules they imposed in terms of national deficit at the time of joining, were paid scant regard and national accounts were fudged to enable countries to join. This was only storing up trouble and now the reckoning has arrived. The French are proposing a 30 year roll over of the Greek debts, so the interest payments would still be made, but the Greek people and their descendants will be working to pay the bankers for their destruction.

I wonder what assets the Greeks will be forced to sell?

What price the Parthenon? (more…)

Things More Worrisome than AGW: Soros Stacking the Court?

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Source:  FOX News

Billionaire George Soros spends tens of millions each year supporting a range of liberal social and political causes, from drug legalization to immigration reform to gay marriage to abolishing the death penalty.

But a less well-known Soros priority — replacing elections for judges with selection-by-committee — now has critics accusing him of trying to stack the courts.

Most non-federal judges around the country are selected by voters in elections. But some states use a process called “merit selection” in which a committee – often made up of lawyers – appoints judges to the bench instead.

Soros has spent several million dollars in the past decade in an attempt to get more states to scrap elections and adopt the merit method. Supporters say it would allow judges to focus on interpreting the law rather than on raising campaign funds and winning elections. (more…)

Things More Worrisome than AGW: “Spooky Dude” Soros — Again

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Source: WSJ

Unreported Soros Event Aims to Remake Entire Global Economy – WSJ.com

Two years ago, George Soros said he wanted to reorganize the entire global economic system. In two short weeks, he is going to start – and no one seems to have noticed.

On April 8, a group he’s funded with $50 million is holding a major economic conference and Soros’s goal for such an event is to “establish new international rules” and “reform the currency system.” It’s all according to a plan laid out in a Nov. 4, 2009, Soros op-ed calling for “a grand bargain that rearranges the entire financial order.”

The event is bringing together “more than 200 academic, business and government policy thought leaders’ to repeat the famed 1944 Bretton Woods gathering that helped create the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Soros wants a new ‘multilateral system,” or an economic system where America isn’t so dominant. (more…)

The Truth about DeSmogBlog And SourceWatch

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Sources: Popular Technology and DiscoverTheNetworks

DeSmogBlog is a smear site founded by a scientifically unqualified public relations man, James Hoggan and funded by a convicted money launderer, John Lefebvre. The irony here is their favorite tactic is to attempt to smear those they disagree with as funded by “dirty money”. Since it’s creation in 2006 the site has done nothing but post poorly researched propaganda with a clear intent to smear respected scientists, policy analysts or groups who dares oppose an alarmist position on global warming. Their articles frequently reference unreliable sources such as Wikipedia and Sourcewatch since they are unable to find any fact based criticisms of those they criticize in respected news sources. (more…)

Things More Worrisome than AGW: The Libya situation has a Soros air about it

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Source: SPPI

by Dennis Ambler

Gaddafi forces using cluster bombs, claim rebels – Africa, World – The Independent

Human Rights Watch special adviser Fred Abrahams said it had “no doubt whatsoever” that cluster munitions had been used by regime forces and had photographic evidence that MAT-120 bombs were involved.

Libya has not signed up to an international ban on cluster bombs but Mr Abrahams said their indiscriminate nature meant they were nevertheless “a violation of the rule of war”.

Comment from “Cardigan”

“Human Rights Watch has been bought by George Soros, he recently announced $100 million funding for them. They were also present in Egypt, conveniently close to TV cameras when needed. His Open Society Institute has promoted the involvement of the Muslim Brotherhood in any future government there. (more…)

Obama Praises Brazilian Oil Industry While He Stifles Oil Drilling at Home

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Source:  GateWay Pundit

Thanks to Barack Obama’s failed energy policies, seven deepwater rigs were moved from the Gulf of Mexico in the last year. At least one of the rigs was relocated to Brazil.
Barack Obama loves Brazilian energy production.

Barack Obama praised the emerging Brazilian oil industry yesterday.
Reuters reported:

The agreements were signed on the first day of U.S. President Barack Obama’s two-day visit to Brazil, where he met with Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff and a host of local and U.S. business executives.

Following is a summary of the agreements that were signed:

ENERGY

The United States seeks to be “a strategic energy partner” to Brazil, which recently discovered major new offshore oil reserves. Obama said the United States wants to be one of Brazil’s “best customers” when the oil starts flowing.

Both nations also will increase cooperation on producing biofuels with a specific separate agreement to team up on developing biofuels for aviation. (more…)

SPPI Paper: Contraction and Convergence

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Contraction and Convergence

Shut down the Developed Nations, transfer our Wealth and Technology to the Developing Nations

by Dennis Ambler | December 22, 2010

We are entreated daily that the West must cut its industrial base because the planet is in danger from our CO2 emissions and our politicians happily fall into line to impose draconian energy taxes. There is somewhat of a disconnect when we read that industrialisation is proceeding apace in developing nations, with money from the industrialised nations. The announcement from Fiat, Italy, is another example of global corporations moving their operations to the developing world where they can emit to their heart’s content without penalty and get paid by us for doing so, with money we give to the UN for “development”.

“Fiat announced this week that it plans to invest 3 billion Real (approx. 1.7 billion USD) to build a second plant in Brazil, the carmaker’s No. 2 market after its native Italy.” (more…)

Bank Tax, CO2 Auctions Recommended by Soros Panel to Help Climate Efforts

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

Source:  Bloomberg

At least $65 billion might be raised by taxing foreign-exchange transactions and auctioning pollution permits, a United Nations panel said today in a report recommending ways to finance aid for fighting global warming.

The panel, which includes billionaire investor George Soros and Larry Summers, director of President Barack Obama’s National Economic Council, said selling carbon-emissions permits would generate $38 billion and a financial transactions tax an additional $27 billion, according to the report released today.

The findings are intended to guide envoys at UN climate talks that start this month in Mexico as they seek ways to pay for $100 billion in climate aid that was pledged by 2020 to poor nations at last year’s summit in Copenhagen. The report found that the goal is “challenging but feasible” to achieve.

“Without agreement on finance, we will not be able to reach agreement on other issues for climate change,” Jens Stoltenberg, Norway’s prime minister and co-chairman of the advisory group, said at a press conference in New York. “Now we need the political will to take the decisions.”

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appointed the panel, called the High-Level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing, in February. It’s led by Stoltenberg and Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. The 21-member group also includes Soros, Summers and Deutsche Bank AG Vice Chairman Caio Koch- Weser.

The report didn’t specify what financial transactions would be covered by the tax beyond saying the focus would be on international currency sales. (more…)

The Smell of Money

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Source:  Joanne Nova

Thanks to Glenn Beck, we get bit more insight into the tangled web that The House of Global Warming was built on.

Who would have thought? Goldman Sachs has been working hard to save the environment for years.

Generation Investment Management (GIM) was founded by Al Gore, and a few friends, which included David Blood (former Goldman executive), Mark Ferguson (Goldman) and Peter Harris (Goldman). They are the fifth largest shareholder in the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). Then in 2006, when the CCX needed some extra funding, who should step up to buy 10% of the company – Goldman Sachs.

CCX is an exchange that won’t be doing a heck of a lot if carbon trading doesn’t become mandatory. All of these players have a vested interest in Cap N Trade legislation. (more…)

Obama Administration Recruited Left-Wing Lobbyists to Sell Bogus ‘Green Jobs’

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Source:  Pajamas Media

by Chris Horner

A FOIA reveals the Department of Energy turned to George Soros and to wind industry lobbyists to help cover up two economic studies pointing to the failure of European wind energy programs.

After two studies refuted President Barack Obama’s assertions regarding the success of Spain’s and Denmark’s wind energy programs, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request reveals the Department of Energy turned to George Soros and to wind industry lobbyists to attack the studies.

Via the FOIA request, the Competitive Enterprise Institute has learned that the Department of Energy — specifically the office headed by Al Gore’s company’s former CEO, Cathy Zoi — turned to George Soros’ Center for American Progress and other wind industry lobbyists to help push Obama’s wind energy proposals. (more…)